He lets his bullets do the talking.
John Russell, a white man raised by Apaches, doesn’t have a lot of dialogue.
Instead, Paul Newman relies on blazing blue eyes and soulful stares to do most of his emoting, ambling through an Arizona desert where he doesn’t really fit in on either side of the cultural divide.
The same folks who look down on him come begging for his help, however, when oily bandit Richard Boone absconds with their money and women.
Based on an Elmore Leonard novel and shot by the great James Wong Howe, Hombre remains an often-overlooked gem.